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ERIC Number: ED346431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Addressing Individual Learning Styles in a Whole Language Classroom.
Catoe, Elizabeth Anne
A study was conducted to determine ways in which student learning styles could be accommodated in a whole language classroom. The Reading Style Inventory (RSI) developed by Marie Carbo which follows the Dunn model of learning styles was chosen for the study. The RSI was administered to 10 students in 2 second/third combination grade whole language classrooms in Albemarle County, Virginia. The inventories were computer scored and studied by the researcher. Results of the individual profiles showed that a majority of students responded well to global approaches to teaching reading. Several suggestions were made for ways to incorporate whole language strategies to match reading styles of students. It is possible for whole language teachers to match whole language instructional methods to individual reading styles without compromising the philosophies behind either approach. (Nineteen references and four appendixes, containing a sample individual profile, definitions of reading method terms, a group chart of recommended reading methods, and a letter to parents, are attached) (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia